“The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me, and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.” ¶ When Charles Swindoll penned those words in 1990, he had all people in mind. However, that quote is a mission statement for Perry Nichols, who lives life to the fullest, accepts his circumstances—and if there is a will, he and his friends will make a way.